COVID cover-up accusations dog China a year on from Wuhan lockdown


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Crowds at a street market in Wuhan on Sept. 2: China has declared victory over the coronavirus.   © Reuters YUSHO CHO and SHIN WATANABE, Nikkei staff writersJanuary 20, 2021 04:53 JST | ChinaCopyCopiedWUHAN, China/SHENZHEN -- The streets of Hankou, a popular shopping district at the heart of Wuhan, were packed Sunday night with people hunting for pre-Lunar New Year bargains at stores including L'Oreal, Nike and Muji.The bustle stood in stark contrast to a year earlier, when the Chinese city sat at the very center of what the World Health Organization would later declare a coronavirus pandemic.With Saturday marking...